Artwork Commission Contract SKU: 133732

Contract template for use between a visual artist and a buyer commissioning artwork. (Detailed description below.)


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This contract template is for general use between a visual artist and a buyer commissioning artwork. The download includes a word document (which enables editing), a manual for use in connection with the contract template, and a numbered pdf that corresponds with the manual. The contract addresses terms such as:

  • The artwork subject to the agreement, including title (or working title), size, materials used, media, framing, and mounting;
  • Identification of any sketch phase, the production phase, and installation, if applicable;
  • Compensation (allowing the artist to break down the fee into a non-refunable design fee, materials fee, artwork price, and applicable delivery and installation fees);
  • Copyright and limited grant of rights to the buyer (and rights reserved to the artist); and
  • Risk of loss and insurance.

This contract is for general use and does not offer, nor should it be interpreted as offering, legal advice. If you wish to book a limited, discounted consultation to review this contract  template with Spear IP following your purchase, the cost is $95 and you may schedule that consultation here.